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7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Music from Idle Red, Ronin Meyer, and more. 8 p.m., $5. Call 480-970-0500.
The Rose and Crown
628 E. Adams St.
Nightmare on Adams Street party, which promises live bands, horror flicks show on a 90-inch screen, haunting tunes from DJ Larue, costume contests with cash prizes, and a 5,000-square-foot beer garden stocked with Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter and Rogue Dead Guy Ale. 7 p.m. Call 602-256-0223.
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Halloween Funkfest with drink specials and music from the Funky Bones, Groove Noodles, and the Super Funk All-Stars. 8:30 p.m., $10. Call 480-966-9565.
Sakana Sushi & Grill
5061 E. Elliot Rd.
Enjoy sashimi and shenanigans at Sakana's Halloween costume party. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Also runs on Saturday, Oct. 30. Call 480-598-0506.
San Felipe's Cantina — Desert Ridge
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
"It's Sick Down at San Felipe's Cantina Spooky Halloween Weekend," featuring half-price Espolón shots and margaritas during happy hour at the Desert Ridge Marketplace bar. Call 480-515-2337 for more details. (Also runs Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31.)
San Felipe's Cantina — Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
"It's Sick Down at San Felipe's Cantina Spooky Halloween Weekend," featuring half-price Espolon shots and margaritas during happy hour at the Desert Ridge Marketplace bar. Call 480-736-8226 for more details. (Also runs Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31.)
The Shout! House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
"Scream and Shout! Halloween Weekend" featuring a live dueling-piano show, costume contest, prizes, and giveaways. Starts 5 p.m. $8. Call 623-772-1500 for reservations.
Whiskey River Saloon
3202 E. Greenway Rd.
Scaredancing with the Stars with 99-cent drinks until 11 p.m., a costumed dance contest, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-867-2802.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
440 N. 32nd St.
KSLX presents a night of classic rock tributes during its "Nightmare on 32nd Street" concert. The members of Led Zepagain will do their damndest to ape Robert Plant and company, while TNT pays homage to the music of AC/DC. A costume contest with $500 in prizes is also scheduled. 8 p.m., $15. Call 602-267-1600.
1015 N. 1st St.
SINge presents "Lucha del Diablo" with music by Adam's Evil, a Grindwhore performance, Mexican wrestling, DJs, and more. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-300-7575.
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
The high-style Haunted Hotel Ball returns for a second straight year of scary and swanky shenanigans. DJ Slippe and other beat-slingers will provide the soundtrack, and a "virtual" costume contest will provide $1,000 in cash and prizes. 9 p.m., $20 in advance. Call 480-248-2000 or see www.hauntedhotelball.com.
InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale
Celebrate in spooky stylishness at the InterContinental's Veuve Clicquot-sponsored Yelloween affair, which will feature carnival-style entertainment, DJs on the wheels of steel, a performance by Chris Parker Project, and more. 8 p.m., $25. Costumes encouraged. Call 480-627-3024.
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
Hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World will take over the Marquee for a special Halloween weekend concert. Indie rockers Snake! Snake! Snakes! open the show. 8 p.m., $25-$30. Call 480-829-0707.
The Party Pit
3221 W. Thomas Rd.
Get wicked into the wee hours of the morning at the Masquerave Ball, which will offer spin sessions from Chicago's DJ Bam Bam and DJ Bizerk, as well as DJ Paparazzi, Schwasted, Discokillaz, Matthew Harris, Sesso, and others. 8 p.m.; $15 before 9 p.m., $20 afterwards. Call 602-222-6263.
14011 N. Bush Highway, Mesa
Have nautically naughty nightlife experience at the Halloween Costume Boat Party, which will feature a full bar, food and drink, and DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and old school tracks. 8:30 p.m. Call 602-518-6263 for ticket prices.
Talking Stick Resort & Casino
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
Socialite diva and party princess Raven Valdes brings her sleek and chic Halloween Masquerade Ball to the Talking Stick's Grand Ballroom. The elegant affair promises entertainment from R&B vocalist Jasmine Hormez, Top 40, and old-school tracks from DJ The Mad Hadder, $6 well drinks and wines, valet parking for resort guests, and a costume contest with cash prizes for the best-dressed male, female, and couple. 8 p.m.; $20-$25 per person, $350 for VIP table service available for $350. Call 480-850-7777 or see www.ravenevents.com.
BARS & CLUBS
910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe
Mock 'n' roll will reign supreme during the Hell-oween Bash, as a slew of local tribute bands offer high-energy homages to numerous rock legends over the course of the evening. The lineup includes Last in Line, Peace of Mind, AZ/DZ, and Alive in Chains. A costume contest with $500 in cash prizes will also take place. 7 p.m., $10. Call 480-967-0707.
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
The "Pimpin Hoe-lloween Party" will take place downstairs and offer a $500 cash prize for the best dressed couple. Meanwhile, the "Freaks Come Out at Night" fete will take place upstairs and feature house music from DJ Steve Prior, DJ Kevin Brown, DJ Dan Lunsford, Dirtyclean, DJ Nic Vandiver, and others. 10 p.m., $15 (with discounts for those who come dresses as either a pimp or ho). Call 480-264-8300.